St.Margaret's Church Events


St.Margaret's church in Swannington is one of five churches around which the Sunday service rotates within the Reepham Team Ministry. Each month a rota is produced and published which covers the whole of the Team Minsitry services and contains this service rotation within it.

The whole service rotation is also published in the Pilgrim Newsletter that is distributed throughout Swannington and two neighbouring villages.


Quiz and Chips

Every year a Quiz and Chips event is organised in aid of the upkeep of St.Margaret's church. The event used to be held at Reepham Sixth Form college and has been very popular locally.


Swannington in Bloom

Every two years Swannington village holds an open gardens event to raise funds for the church and the children's play area. There are usually around eight gardens on display of varying size and design. Swannington common hosts a number of stalls including a barbecue, provided by Farm to Fork butchers (a local business) and a beer tent.

The last Swannington in Bloom event happened on Sunday 30th June 2019. To get a flavour of what this event was like please click here to view the website.

To view a gallery of images from the 2019 event taken by Sheila Foster-Hancock please click here

Coffee Mornings

St. Margaret's church often hosts coffee mornings as fund raising sessions for such causes as MacMillan Nurses and Hospice Ethiopia.
The last coffee morning was on Saturday 16th November 2019 with the proceeds being split between the church maintenance fund and the Swannington Play Area fund.
Click here to view a gallery of images of previous events.

Musical Concerts

St.Margaret's church has also hosted two musical concerts with singers and musicians covering a diverse programme of works by Handel, Mozart, Delibes and many more. It is hoped that there will be more concerts in the future. Both concerts were given to raise money for Hospice Ethiopia.

Click here to see images from the last concert.

Art and Produce Show

Every year, at harvest time, there is an Art and Produce show for people to exhibit what they have grown and created. All manner of vegetables and fruit are on show, together with jams, cakes, bread and wine. Photograpghs and other art work also form part of the show. Each category is judged by a qualified person and prizes are awarded accordingly. The venue for the produce show rotates between the three churches of Attlebridge, Alderford and Swannington.

On 2nd September 2018 the Art and Produce show was at St.Margaret's church, Swannington.
Click here to see the images from this event.

Sponsored Bike Ride

Every September members of the parish take part in the Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride. At least 20 different churches in the area are visited in order to gain the promised sponsorship. Half the money raised goes to the Trust and half to the upkeep of St.Margaret's.
The last sponosored bike ride was on Saturday 14th September 2019.


Swannington-News is a website that is dedicated to news and events happening in and around the village. It includes an online copy of the village newsletter called Pilgrim as well as agenda, minutes and other related documents for all parish coucil meetings (which are held in the church).

Please click here to view the Swannington-News website.